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CBSA officers prevent almost one million dollars of suspected cocaine from reaching Canadian streets
Hamilton, Ontario, April 22, 2010 – The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced today that its officers at the John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport seized 6.5 kilograms of suspected cocaine worth close to a million dollars.
On April 19, 2010, CBSA officers at the Hamilton Airport identified a shipment of clothing for a secondary referral. During the examination, border services officers discovered the suspected cocaine sewn into the liners of pairs of blue jeans. The shipment, on a flight from Peru, was destined for the Greater Toronto Area.
“I congratulate the work of the CBSA officers involved in preventing almost one million dollars in suspected cocaine from reaching our streets,” said the Honourable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety. “Our government acknowledges that proceeds from the sale of illegal drugs fuel organized crime in our country. This seizure demonstrates that our government’s efforts to prevent crime in our communities are working.”
The CBSA’s Criminal Investigation Division continues to work with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in their ongoing investigation in this case.
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For media information:
Jean D’Amelio Swyer
Regional Communications Manager, CBSA